Importing from last year (existing users)

As soon as BrightPay 2022 is installed, a new separate icon will be created on your Desktop to access the new software.

You will now need to tell BrightPay to import your employer data files and all linked employee data records from the 2021 software into the 2022 software.

After you install the newest version of BrightPay select ‘Import Employer(s)’ on the Open company screen.

Choose Import from BrightPay 2021...

Browse to the location of your 2021 BrightPay data file, highlight it and click Open.

If you have more than one employer file to import, highlight them all by holding down the Shift key on your keyboard and left-clicking on each one. Click Open when ready.

BrightPay will now set up the employer data file and import all employees with active employment records.

A notification will appear no screen when the import is complete

The employer you have chosen to import will now be added to the Employer listing.

Please note that:

The password to open the file remains the same as it was in the previous year.

Employees who were made a leaver in the previous tax year will not be imported.

Any active employee who received no pay in the previous tax year will be imported over.

Getting started

Importing from last year (existing users)

Setting up a new company (new users)

Setting up employees using an RPN (new users)

Adding your ROS digital certificate (employers)

Adding your ROS digital certificate (agents)

Your pay period process

Retrieving your employee RPNs

Processing your payroll

Finalising your pay period

Submitting your pay data to Revenue

Distributing your payslips

Paying employees

Paying employees with Modulr

Backing up your payroll data

BrightPay Connect

Billing Account


PAYE Modernisation in BrightPay Demo

Employee Smartphone App Demo

Payroll Journals

AccountsIQ - API

QuickBooks Online - API

Sage Business Cloud Accounting - API

Surf Accounts - API

Xero - API

Promotional Videos

Connect for Employers

Connect for Bureaus

Connect for Employees

Employee Smartphone App

Bright Contracts

PAYE Modernisation in BrightPay